Giroux Glass and the Pechanga Casino Expansion Project: Part 1

Yesterday, March 3, 2016, Giroux Glass and Tutor Perini Building Corp. signed a $17.52 million contract for glass and metal work on the award-winning Pechanga Resort and Casino expansion project in Temecula, California.  To say that everyone here at Giroux Glass is thrilled and excited about this project would be an incredible understatement.  We can’t wait to get started!

Last month, Tutor Perini was awarded the $285 million contract for the expansion; they were also the general contractor responsible for the original Pechanga Resort, which opened in 2002.

Mark Macarro, the Tribe Chairman of the Luiseño Indians’ (owners of the Pechanga Development Corp.) stated, “To continue our viability and enable our competitiveness, we announce the next leg of our journey. As our region grows and matures, we must do so as well to position ourselves for the next 20 years. We believe this project will take us there.” It’s a statement that isn’t too far off from our own expectations for this project, and what it could mean for Giroux Glass.

As a result of the new construction, the local economy will benefit; it’s estimated by the Los Angeles Times (March 4, 2016)  that the new establishment will allow for 2,944 additional jobs. The expansion will also enable Pechanga to meet the increasing demand for rooms at the resort, which may be due to growing popularity of Temecula’s wine, beer, and music scenes.

The overall resort expansion project involves adding a new, AAA Four Diamond, 568-room and suite hotel wing; a luxury two-story spa and salon with 17 treatment rooms, a fitness center and hydrotherapy pool terrace; a resort-style pool complex with eight pool areas; two new restaurants; and an additional 67,000 square feet of event space.

Our work on-site is scheduled to begin in November 2016, and will be completed the following year. The scope of glazing work for Giroux Glass currently includes:

The Podium—installing a structural glass wall and glass skylight/roof in the atrium, podium storefront and curtain wall systems, swing doors, automatic bi-parting glass doors, glass guardrails, glass windscreens, and slab edge fire-safing, and curtain wall insulation.

The Hotel—installing unitized curtain wall, intermittent stabilization anchors, guestroom entrances, and more.

The Spa—installing storefront and curtain wall systems, exterior swing doors, bi-folding and sliding doors, glass guardrails, glass privacy windscreens, punched windows, metal wall panels, and more.

Outdoor Amenities—installing storefront systems, glass windscreens, swing doors, a sliding-stacking window, and more.

Even after all of these years in the industry, I can’t hold back my excitement as I see a fantastic project, like this one, that I’ve personally worked on, become a reality.  I’ll keep everyone posted with more blog updates as construction progresses, but until then, take a look at more 3D drawings of the project below.